Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I've been in my new place, located at 0˚12'55.9"S, 78˚29'47.8"W, 9350' above sea level, for a week. It's an actual one-bedroom apartment, not just a studio, though it's pretty modest compared to what you'd find in the U.S. Four bare lightbulbs light the place. The sinks only have cold water--but the shower is hot. There's no fridge and the counter-top stove hooks up to a gas tank that sits on the floor. And the full-size mattress is resting on a single-size frame, so the mattress flares up a bit on the sides. There's the noise of families and people climbing stairs, definitely a busy city apartment building. But at $120 a month, I couldn't be happier. There are some pictures on flickr for you to look at.